SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — At 8:30 Sunday morning, Springfield Police Springfield Police responded to a report of a man who pulled a knife on someone in the area of Liberty Street and Cass Street.
According to police, upon locating a person matching the suspect's description on the 0-100 block of Genesse Street, officers attempted a further investigation with the man. The suspect then allegedly stabbed one of the two responding officers in the face. The suspect allegedly charged at the officers again with a knife in-hand when the injured officer fired two shots from his service pistol, striking the suspect. Officers immediately applied first aid, officials said.
Both the injured officer and the suspect were transported to Baystate Medical Center, where the suspect succumbed to his bullet wounds, officials said. The officer who was stabbed faced non-life threatening injuries.
The Springfield Police Detective Bureau responded to the scene and were said to be investigating the officer-involved shooting with the Hampden District Attorney’s Office. Officials said the two officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave while the SPD conducts a critical incident debriefing.
The incident was captured on Officers’ body-worn camera and independent video from the area that shows the incident. The footage of the body-worn camera was said to be released pending an investigation and approval from the D.A's office, who will also render a final decision on the matter.